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Taiwan Navy suspects tail rotor failure as cause of S-70C crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A preliminary investigation of the Sikorsky S-70C anti-submarine helicopter crash on Wednesday (June 22) points to a failure of the tail rotor, Navy Chief of Staff Chiang ...

Taiwan cancels plan to retrofit Blackhawk helicopters with nighttime operation capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force has canceled plans to upgrade five UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to make them capable of nighttime search and rescue missions. During a Legislative Yuan m...

Navy chief defies calls from KMT to freeze submarine building budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Navy head Chiang Cheng-kuo (蔣正國) said the country’s domestic submarine program must forge ahead despite pushback from opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislators ...

Taiwan to set up 9 bases for anti-ship missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of an extra NT$237.3 billion (US$8.53 billion) defense budget, the military will set up nine sites around the country for its Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles, repor...

Taiwan tightens maritime border controls after Chinese man's illegal crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Monday (May 3) said there were shortcomings in the handling of a recent illegal border crossing by a Chinese national. During a...

Taoist deity Nezha joins Taiwan Carnival in South Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s overseas communities and representative office in South Africa held the third Taiwan Carnival in Johannesburg Saturday (South African time), attracting thou...